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4,000 cows to be airlifted to Qatar

June 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Image of a cow [Mike/Flickr]

A Qatari businessman is drawing plans to airlift 4,000 cows into Qatar in a bid to maintain milk supplies midst of an Arab siege, reported the Guardian.

The delivery would take up to 60 flights said Moutaz Al-Khayyat, chairman of International Holding. Khayyat originally planned to ship the cows for a dairy facility in Qatar’s capital, Doha.

The gulf neighbours; Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar last week, accusing the oil-rich state of supporting extremism and terrorism. A charge Qatar vehemently denies.

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Qatar relied heavily on gulf neighbours for dairy imports and other fresh foods. Turkey and Iran have since began supplying Qatar with food.